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  1. Lil
    January 13, 2009

    Quick and easy bath paint: Shaving cream and food coloring or fingerpaint. 🙂 It not only doesn’t stain, it cleans. (Remember using shaving cream to clean your desk at school? Yeah.)

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  2. Lil
    January 14, 2009

    Quick and easy bath paint: Shaving cream and food coloring or fingerpaint. 🙂 It not only doesn’t stain, it cleans. (Remember using shaving cream to clean your desk at school? Yeah.)

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  3. Adrienne
    January 13, 2009

    Not only am I saving this in my favorites, but I stumbled this as well. Great recipe.

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  4. Adrienne
    January 14, 2009

    Not only am I saving this in my favorites, but I stumbled this as well. Great recipe.

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  5. 9to5to9
    January 14, 2009

    What’s the only thing better than a cheap do-it-yourself project that replaces a pricey item?

    A cheap do-it-yourself project that replaces a pricey item and I actually have all the stuff on hand to do it with. We’re tackling this one tomorrow.

    Thank you, thank you!

    Tara: Have you tried Dove for Sensitive Skin? That’s what the eczema crowd here uses. Neither Dove nor Ivory breaks us out, but Dove seems to be a bit softer.

    Lil: Shaving cream to clean desks? Oh, the sheltered life I’ve lived.

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  6. 9to5to9
    January 14, 2009

    What’s the only thing better than a cheap do-it-yourself project that replaces a pricey item?A cheap do-it-yourself project that replaces a pricey item and I actually have all the stuff on hand to do it with. We’re tackling this one tomorrow.Thank you, thank you!Tara: Have you tried Dove for Sensitive Skin? That’s what the eczema crowd here uses. Neither Dove nor Ivory breaks us out, but Dove seems to be a bit softer.Lil: Shaving cream to clean desks? Oh, the sheltered life I’ve lived.

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  7. Sab
    January 14, 2009

    that looks fun! Too bad youguys are all colorful now too … actually, I find it kinda funny… in a cute way 🙂

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  8. Sab
    January 14, 2009

    that looks fun! Too bad youguys are all colorful now too … actually, I find it kinda funny… in a cute way 🙂

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  9. SarahHub
    January 14, 2009

    I would have never guessed it would be so easy to make your own bath crayons! I am definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. SarahHub
    January 15, 2009

    I would have never guessed it would be so easy to make your own bath crayons! I am definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Betty
    January 15, 2009

    Oh no I can’t believe you were stained!

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  12. Betty
    January 16, 2009

    Oh no I can’t believe you were stained!

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  13. Jess @ NBP
    January 21, 2009

    Easy enough recipe. 🙂 Those are really neat. Thanks for the link on Monday Round up.

    just a observation, not sure if anyone else has noticed but your right sidebar has been pushed down below your post.. i also noticed that you have numbered comments, you may want to chance the size of the number in your template to make that side bar come back up.

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  14. Jess @ NBP
    January 21, 2009

    Easy enough recipe. 🙂 Those are really neat. Thanks for the link on Monday Round up. just a observation, not sure if anyone else has noticed but your right sidebar has been pushed down below your post.. i also noticed that you have numbered comments, you may want to chance the size of the number in your template to make that side bar come back up.

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  15. Stephanie
    January 11, 2010

    Thank you for your advice. We tried to make this with the 1 cup of soap; 1 cup of water and food coloring recipe! I ended up with a BIG mess! I have seen a few recipes now that say 1/4 cup, but I think your advice of adding it a little at a time is exactly what I needed to do! My son misses his crayons, and I thought we could make some more. Any suggestions for some scent free soap to grate?

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  16. FeelsLikeHomeBlog
    January 11, 2010

    We use Dove soap. We use the one that's unscented and for sensitive skin.

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  17. Alissa Conover
    March 12, 2010

    does the food coloring stain the skin? i know it does. but a good idea for the toddlers? to use the peroxide or lemon juice to remove after bathing, is it too much trouble?

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  18. FeelsLikeHomeBlog
    March 12, 2010

    We haven't had trouble with the crayons staining Grace's skin. It all comes out in the bath water.

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  19. Alissa Conover
    March 12, 2010

    Thanks! I ll try with my little guy!

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  20. Alissa Conover
    March 13, 2010

    does the food coloring stain the skin? i know it does. but a good idea for the toddlers? to use the peroxide or lemon juice to remove after bathing, is it too much trouble?

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  21. FeelsLikeHomeBlog
    March 13, 2010

    We haven't had trouble with the crayons staining Grace's skin. It all comes out in the bath water.

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  22. Alissa Conover
    March 13, 2010

    Thanks! I ll try with my little guy!

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  23. Shari
    June 3, 2012

    For anyone concerned about using food coloring, I found a set of colors (intended for soap-making etc) that is specifically for bath products at my craft store. They were pretty inexpensive too! 🙂

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  24. Kelly
    July 9, 2012

    I Can’t wait to try these! I think I am going to put them in flower molds for the girls I nanny! Thanks for the recipe!

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  25. Michelle
    July 26, 2012

    I noticed in the picture above the child is using crayola bath crayons, did the homemade ones go inside those??

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    • Tara Ziegmont
      July 26, 2012

      No, I hadn’t thought of trying that.

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  26. Crystal
    August 27, 2012

    Instead of grating your soap you can microwave the soap for a few minutes.. It makes a big soap ” cloud” you just break up after it cools down. Be careful It will be very hot coming out of the microwave !! My son loves playing with it!

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  27. Maygenn
    September 10, 2012

    My nephew and I just made these! He LOVES them! We put them into a star ice cube mold (because it is what we had on hand) and now are waiting for them to dry! My sister-in-law is going to be so happy when she finds out..because now he cant wait for bath time (which is usually a struggle with him). I can’t wiat for my little ones to get big enough to do things like this with me! Thanks so much for posting!

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  28. Donna fuhrer
    November 6, 2012

    I am definitely going to make these. I think these are great homemade Christmas gifts! I also found silly putty. Too cute. :@)

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  29. Rachel
    November 12, 2012

    I saw someone commented that they used the dyes specifically for making colored soap. I had bought some but have yet to try it out. Did it work? I don’t want to waste it if it didn’t.

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    • Tara Ziegmont
      November 13, 2012

      I haven’t tried them, sorry.

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  30. steph
    November 19, 2012

    Tried this and they turned out crumbly. Did I not add enough water? What’s the consistency of the dough supposed to be like (i.e. Peanut butter, playdough, cookie dough…)
    THX!!

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  31. Ashley
    December 10, 2012

    What size shreds should the grater make?

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  32. Makenna
    June 28, 2013

    Hi! I’m Makenna, and I’d really appreciate if you
    Would please put up a post of how to make
    Bath paint or email it to me! I would also
    Like to see how to make bath fizzies!
    Or if you call them bath bombs, their the
    Same! So please, email me bath paints
    And bath bombs!!!

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  33. Llapis
    August 5, 2013

    WASTE OF TIME AND SUPPLIES. Followed recipe to the tee and all I’ve got are 8 soft pieces of slippery soap….ycch a mess….

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  34. Isabel
    October 31, 2013

    thanx for the idea they came out great!!!!!!
    my sistes love them<3

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  35. Lara
    February 5, 2014

    Love this!! And same as above I had all the stuff. I get frustrated with “easy” little crafts get excited and you need to make a grocery list to do! Lol can’t wait to try them!!! One color got a little watery so wondering how it will turn out!!!

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  36. Patty
    February 13, 2016

    I use the Dove bars (sometimes the generic) to make liquid soap and I have to grate them to do so… the best way to grate the soap is to microwave it for 20-30 seconds, and not a bit longer. It softens up the soap enough to finely grate without tearing up hands and it makes the grating process 1000% faster.

    Thanks a MILLION for this recipe. I’ll be trying it later, I use the bath crayons more than my kid does. The shower helps me think and I need something to write down my ideas! lol

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  37. Summer S.
    December 7, 2016

    Anyone tried using sidewalk chalk for the color? I use sidewalk chalk dipped in water to write on the shower walls while my toddler is bathing.We practice shapes, numbers, letters, etc. but some of the darker colors leave ghosting behind even though 99% of it just wipes away with water. Usually all I have to do is take a soapy rag to it and then it completely washes away, so wondering if I could just mix the chalk with soap from the get-go?

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  38. Lisa
    September 7, 2019

    If I make these up ahead of time for Christmas present…will the colors stay vibrant?

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